What Is ‘Manjummel Boys’ Story? Know All About The Popular Malayalam Film

Here's everything you need to know about recently released popular Malayalam film, "Manjummel Boys".

Directed by Chidambaram, the recently released Malayalam drama-mystery, “Manjummel Boys” has been grabbing a lot of attention lately. The Malayalam film became the fastest film to cross the 100cr mark globally. Following the buzz around the film, many netizens have become curious about the film and the real-life based plot of the movie. From release date, to cast, and the film’s plot here’s all you need to know about the popular Malayalam film, “Manjummel Boys”.

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What Is the “Manjummel Boys” Story?

Based on true events at a tourist destination in Kodaikanal, ‘Manjummel Boys’ has drawn inspiration from this backdrop. The film depicts the ordeal of a young member of a friend group who falls into the Guna caves and becomes trapped, while the others scramble to save him against diminishing hope.

Manjummel Boys Real-Life Based Plot

An insider previously revealed to OTTplay that ‘Manjummel Boys’ is based on the real-life rescue of a youth who fell into the Guna caves, also known as Devil’s Kitchen, in Kodaikanal. Over time, numerous tourists lost their lives after accidentally falling into the cave’s depths. Initially named Devil’s Kitchen, the caves gained fame as Guna Caves after being featured in Kamal Haasan’s 1991 hit film “Gunaa.”

It remains uncertain whether the creators of ‘Manjummel Boys’ have drawn inspiration from a specific incident at Guna Caves. However, in 2006, a young man from Ernakulam, Kerala, visiting the caves with his friends, fell 60 feet below. Although his friends alerted authorities, they hesitated to descend into the cave for the rescue. Eventually, one of them bravely tied himself to a rope and descended to rescue his friend. Firefighters later intervened and successfully lifted both individuals to safety after a nearly five-hour-long operation according to OTTplay.

Manjummel Boys Cast, Release Date & More

Directed by Chidambaram, the Malayalam survival thriller, stars Soubin Shahir, Sreenath Bhasi, Balu Varghese, Ganapathy, and Lal Jr in the lead roles. The film was released in theatres on 22 February 2024.

Manjummel Boys Box Office Collection

Manjummel Boys has a box office opening worth ₹ 3.3 Cr. The film currently stands at a domestic total of approx. ₹ 59.60 Cr. As per the reports, the film has crossed the 100cr mark globally and has become the fastest Malayalam film to cross the 100cr mark.

Manjummel Boys Trailer

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